The 64-year-old hip hop-loving actress gained huge popularity after impressing rapper 50 Cent with her dance moves at one of his British concerts.
Mary Jane Farquharson has been a huge fan of the American rapper for 20 years and fulfilled her dream of seeing him at a concert in Birmingham on Tuesday.
But while the Sainsbury’s worker was having a blast, she also became an internet sensation after the musician, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, shared a video of herself bopping along to one of his songs.
In the footage, Ms Farquharson can be seen raising her hands to the beat as the crowd surrounding her at the Resorts World Arena sang the lyrics to his 2007 hit Ayo Technology.
The man himself was impressed, writing on X (formerly known as Twitter) that he was “by far the coolest person at my show today, had a great time with me.”
Mary Jane Farquharson (pictured center) was hailed by 50 Cent as the “coolest person” at one of his concerts
The rapper’s production crew (pictured performing in Glasgow on November 9) filmed the 64-year-old during his concert in Birmingham on Tuesday
For Ms Farquharson, it meant that a long-held ambition to see the rapper she calls her “idol” had finally come true, and the subsequent fame was just the icing on the cake.
An extraordinary superfan has revealed himself BBC she fell in love with 50 Cent 20 years ago thanks to her son Ross, who as a teenager played the New York rapper’s music at home.
Since then, he has followed the artist closely, observing his acting performances and reading his memoirs, in which he describes his abusive childhood and rise to fame, as well as the shooting that almost resulted in his death.
Her favorite song is his 2003 hit “In da Club”, which also serves as her phone’s ringtone.
Ms Farquharson said the concert itself was “brilliant” and the “out of this world” concert she could cross it off her bucket list.
Earlier this week, she excitedly told “amazed” customers at work that she was going to take two days off to see the rapper at a concert.
She told BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester: “They couldn’t believe it, this old woman with gray hair – and I’m not her.” [old] – I’m going to the 50 Cent concert.
However, she has since gained internet fame after members of 50 Cent’s crew recorded a video of her dancing, after which they were alerted to her presence by rapper Busta Rhymes, who had previously played support.
She said: “I never expected to be filmed. This guy got under our seats and was filming. I thought he was filming the back of the crowd, but apparently it was me.
The next morning, Ms Farquharson woke up to messages from friends and neighbors informing her of her newfound fame after the rapper posted a video of her online.
“To be completely honest, I thought someone was playing a prank on me because I’m so proud that they call me a 50 Cent fan,” she said.
“I once had a gentleman tap me on the shoulder behind me [during the concert] and tell me I was amazing. I thought he was just nice.
Ms Farquharson hopes to meet her ‘idol’ (pictured in Glasgow on November 9) as he continues his UK tour
She was originally spotted by rapper Busta Rhymes (pictured in Glasgow on November 9), who was opening for 50 Cent
Now she hopes to meet her idol in person as he continues his Final Lap Tour, which runs in the UK until November 21 before moving on to Australia and the Middle East.
The rapper rose to fame in 2003 with his debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin’, on which the singles In da Club and If I Can’t peaked at number 3 and 10 in the UK Singles Chart.
His follow-up album in 2005, The Massacre, spawned the single Candy Shop, which reached number four in the UK Singles Chart.
Later singles included Ayo Techonology in 2007, which featured Justin Timberlake, and My Life in 2012, which featured Eminem. Both reached number two in the UK charts.
He also appeared as an actor in such films as the semi-autobiographical Get Rich or Die Tryin’, the comedy Spy and the television series Power.